The Master of Science in Math degree provides for advanced study in mathematics. The program prepares students to teach at the community college level, a career in mathematics, or an advanced degree in mathematics.
At the graduate level, Pitt State offers an 18-hour Certificate in Graduate Mathematics and a Master of Science (MS) degree. The 18-hour Certificate in Graduate Mathematics is designed to certify that the recipients have a knowledge base in graduate mathematics requisite in a variety of areas, including collegiate level teaching.
A Minor in Mathematics is also available, which can be adapted to a variety of business or STEM disciplines. Also available is a Minor in Mathematics (Teaching Grades 5-8) which, in conjunction with any BSEd degree, prepares students for licensure at the Late Childhood through Early Adolescence (middle school) level.
The Department of Mathematics at Pittsburg State offers small class sizes and programs that are adaptable to students’ needs and interests. The department fosters unique opportunities for student involvement by encouraging student participation in the Math Club/Mathematical Association of America Student Chapter, Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Actuarial Club, Mo-Kan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition, the department hosts a problem-solving group and provides opportunities for one-on-one research with faculty members.
The faculty members within department have expertise in a broad area of mathematics to support research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
At the graduate level, the departments offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships. This opportunity allows the graduate students to develop as college-level instructors while receiving mentoring support within the department.
Graduates of our Math program are fully prepared and ready to pursue graduate school or careers in mathematics. We boast nearly 100 percent job placement, and our graduates are exceptionally successful in graduate school.
The department encourages student research at all levels by providing one-on-one research opportunities with faculty members and providing travel support for students to attend and present research at a variety of mathematics conferences.
In addition, graduate students are expected to conduct independent research as requirement for the Master of Science degree.
The Department of Mathematics focuses on pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and actuarial science. The department offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in-service education opportunities appropriate for area teachers.
The department aids in the professional development of each faculty member by encouraging improvement in teaching, research, and scholarly activity that contributes to pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and mathematics education.
The department serves its various communities through participation in local, regional, national, and international professional organizations. It also serves the entire university through service courses, consulting, collaboration, and committee work.
Students in the Mathematics program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.